Bihar has highest drop-out rate between class I-VIII: Shahi

Patna,(BiharTimes): State Education Minister Prashant Kumar Shahi said on Friday that drop out rates between Class I to VIII was as high as 83 per cent in Bihar in 2011-12. However, he added that the government is making efforts to check it by adopting various measures such as appointing more teachers and imparting special training to them and giving scholarships, especially to SC and ST children.

Replying to a question of Vinod Kumar Singh in the state Legislative Council, Shahi said Bihar recorded the highest figure of students leaving schools without completing Class VIII.

The minister said as per report of District Information System for Education, in 2011-12 the drop out rate in between Standard I to V was 40.9 per cent, between VI to VIII it was 11.2 per cent and in classes IX to X, nearly 10 per cent students left schools without completing their studies.

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